What Can I Do With A Major In Art ?
Art can be considered the process or product of arranging elements in a way to affect the senses or emotions. It encompasses a diverse spectrum of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including ceramics, design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture, as well as art history.
In the Department of Art, academic experiences are intended to broaden individual talent and artistic abilities; stimulate creative processes; develop skills needed to accomplish career objectives as practicing art professionals or art educators; and afford opportunities to work with dynamic, energetic faculty members who are also active, exhibiting artists. Study options also exist in new media arts, mural painting, and other new genres. Both conceptual and technical excellence is stressed within a curriculum that encourages diverse forms of creative expression.
The Department of Art faculty combines a commitment to teaching with a dynamic program of professional activities in the local area, throughout the state of Connecticut, in other regions of the U.S., and abroad. Professional participation includes solo and group exhibitions, conference presentations, and grant receipt and operation, as well as consulting.
Visit CCSU’s Art Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
Motion Picture Photographer
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
All Art Schools.com
American Association of Museums
American Institute of Graphic Arts
American Society of Artists
Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design
Association of Medical Illustrators
College Art Association
Connecticut Art Education Association
Industrial Designers Society of America
National Art Education Association
National Cartoonists Society
National Endowment for the Arts
National Press Photographers Association
Professional Photographers of America
Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
Society of Illustrators
U.S. Museums Database
Visual Arts Career Guide
World Wide Art Resources
Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities
Art majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for art majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Connecticut Historical Society Museum - Graphics Collection Internship
ESF, Inc. - Art Specialist
First Experience Communications - Layout Artist - Production Assistant Internship
NBC 30 - Graphic Design Internship
NFP Sports, LLC - Marketing Internship
Nutmeg Public Access TV - TV Production Internship